Saturday, October 29, 2011

On geological maze & enlightened screening

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'If a straight line is the shortest distance between two fated and inevitable points, digressions will lengthen it; and if these digressions become so complex, so tangled and tortuous, so rapid as to hide their own tracks, who knows - perhaps death may not find us, perhaps time will loose its way, and perhaps we ourselves can remain concealed in our shifting hiding places'

After wondering what the duality of juxtaposition of Geological-Museum-footage and screening-in-a-theatre-footage might actually reflect, Sam Renseiw starts with a quote by Calvino; View the (almost) straight line digression by clicking here or on the links above.(patafilm # 838, 04'18'', 79Mb, Qicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a short foyer screening. (lum # 328, "grobfoyer-future short" 00'22'', 5.5Mb, Quicktime/mov)

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

On motor intentionality & best grip in voodles

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"..My (kino-eye)body has a grip on the world when my perception offers me a spectacle as varied and as clearly articulated as possible, and when my motor intentions, as they unfold, receive from the world the responses they anticipate. This Voodling-distinctness in perception and action defines a perceptual ground, a basis of my life, a general milieu for the coexistence of my body and the world." […] "Ordinary experience draws a perfectly clear distinction between sense experience and judgment. It sees judgment as the taking of a stand, as an effort to know something valid for me at every moment of my life, and for other minds, actual or possible; voodling experience, on the contrary, is taking appearance at its face value...This distinction disappears in voodling, because judgment is everywhere pure sensation is not, which is to say everywhere"

Sam Renseiw, having concocted a new docu-voodle from recorded footage during a sunny week-end, paraphrases (again) and realises that a “phenomenal field” in voodling is neither a representation nor a locus of representations. View the dimension of our bodily embeddedness in a perceptually coherent environment in the voodle by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 836, 04'51'', 87MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video feature a straight forward choreography (Lum # 327 "goalie" . 01'00''. 17MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

On re-viewing a local Faireytale

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" The OBEY voodle can be explained as an experiment in Phenomenology. Heidegger describes Phenomenology as “the process of letting things manifest themselves.” Phenomenology attempts to enable people to see clearly something that is right before their eyes but obscured; things that are so taken for granted that they are muted by abstract observation.The first aim of voodling is to reawaken a sense of wonder about one’s environment. The OBEY voodles attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the voodles and their relationship with their surroundings. Because people are not used to seeing voodles for which a motive is not obvious, frequent and novel encounters with voodles provoke thought(s) and possible frustration, nevertheless revitalizing the viewer’s perception and attention to detail. The voodle has no meaning but exists only to cause people to react, to contemplate and search for meaning in the voodle. Because OBEY voodle has no actual meaning, the various reactions and interpretations of those who view it reflect their personality and the nature of their sensibilities."

Going through almost overseen late-summer footage, Sam Renseiw rescued a traveling panorama. (while paraphrasing) View the central urban swoop, long gone by now, that nevertheless left more than one imprint in town that summer, by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 835, 04'19'', 72Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions on

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a simple moment of shadowy exuberance.(Lum # 326 "lavazaz&light" 01'00'', 17MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Thursday, October 06, 2011

On more internal negotiations

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" As in a hall of mirrors, everyday personal negotiations for recognition and respect, or about right and wrong, are distorted and magnified, along with the general human fear of loneliness, exclusion and alienation. In the work, AC Bey presents these worries and speculations, inviting reflection(s) in a tunnel’s polyphonic choir of absurdities, oddities and grotesque banalities.."

Simultaneously present, Sam Renseiw attends a fine musical performance while lingering into the artistic Tunnel of Fear. View the not so frightening walk-through with fine soundtrack overlay by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 835, 03'35'', 61Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a more subdued, dancing hall (Lum # 325, 01'00'', tivoli ballet" 17Mb, Quicktime/mov)

and, it's a sad day: Steve Job departed. ( his fine commencement speech at Stanford, 2005 here)

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